[chirp_users] Straightening out mixed terminology

Todd Bloomingdale tbloomingdale at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 12:41:07 PDT 2014


http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/MemoryEditorColumns

Todd Bloomingdale
Tomah, WI


On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 1:57 PM, Pete Miller <scmiller40 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Acknowledging up front that I'm a rookie, so give me all the guidance you
> think I need. Although I'm sorely tempted to curse the darkness, the
> reason
> for this mail is to try to light a candle, in case anyone else has some of
> the
> same questions.
>
> The challenge is differences in the terminology of repeater directories,
> CHIRP,
> and my new, first radio, a BaoFeng UV-5RE Plus. I've looked for answers
> in the CHIRP FAQ as well as some web searching. If you're not the right
> ones
> to deal with some or all of these questions, please share your suggestions
> about other sources.
>
> In advance, thanks.
>
> /kc1bkh -- Pete
>
> =-=-=
>
> Below are examples of a repeater directory table, a csv-formatted table for
> BaoFeng UV-5RE  Plus, and the cloned CHIRP report for the UV-5RE Plus
>
> *The overall question:*
> How does the repeater directory terminology fit CHIRP's and the BaoFeng
> columns?
>
> ( This link was somewhat helpful, btw >
> http://kc5olo.org/downloads/repeater1.pdf . )
>
> Repeater directory columns
> FREQ OFSST CITYCALL MODE CODE
> IN       OUTSTATUSCOUNTY IRLPECHOLINKS/COMMENTS Las
> =-=
>
>    - Freq -- transmit frequency of repeater? yes, according to KC5OLO
>    - OFS -- For example, standard offset for 2m is -600 kHz
>    *What* gets entered *where* in the BaoFeng CSV and cloned columns?
>    Maybe only the "-" or "+" or "split" gets entered? Then the offset is
>    just calculated for each band?
>    - Mode
>    Same as BF-UV5 "Tone Mode", or maybe BF's "Mode" (which is usually FM
>    for 2m band, right?) ?
>    What is "Tone Mode"?
>    - Code In and Code Out--
>    Here are four examples from the repeater directory
>
> 146.445+1MCTBridgeportWA1RJI 77.0/
> 156.777.0*Fairfield  224.680 (Rocky Hill, CT) 2012/09/09146.475+1MCT
> Norwalk W1NLK100.0100.0Fairfield   2012/09/12146.625 - CTFairfieldWB1CQO
> 100.0Fairfield     146.655- CTStamfordW1EE 100.0Fairfield 158564
> WB1GRB-R2013/01/28
>
> +1M is special offset?
>
> 146.445 : What does 77.0 / 156.7 for Code In mean?
>
> 146.445 : What does the red typestyle for Code Out mean?
> * means 'Gated PL' but I don't know what that means, yet.
>
> What are the units of the 77.0, 100.0, and 156.7 numbers? mHz?
>
>
>    - IRLP - The Internet Radio Linking Project
>    I'm not there yet
>
>
>    - Echo - Refers to EchoLink® ?
>    I'm not there yet
>
> =-=
> BaoFeng UV-5RE-Plus memory columns
> - cloned report downloaded from radio
>
> [image: Inline image 1]
>
>
> How do these terms map to the ones in the csv-format below?
>
> csv                  cloned
>
> Frequency.......Frequency
>
> Name...............Name
>
> Tone Mode.......?
>
> Tone................?Tone
>
> ToneSql...........?
>
> DTCS Code......Dtcs Code
>
> DTCS Rx Code ?
>
> DTCS Pol.........Dtcs Polarity
>
> CrossMode.......?
>
> Duplex..............Duplex
>
> Offset...............Offset
>
> Mode................?Mode
>
> Power...............? hi or lo, but I haven't found that detail, so far
>
> Skip.................Skip
>
> =-=
>
>
> BaoFeng UV-5RE-Plus memory columns
> - csv format
>
> Location |Name |Frequency|Duplex|Offset |Tone|rToneFreq|cToneFreq|DtcsCode|
> DtcsPolarity|Mode| TStep|Skip|Comment URCALLRPT1CALLRPT2CALL
> What are
>
> rToneFreq
>
> cToneFreq
>
> TStep
>
> Skip
>
> Why aren't the csv and cloned column headers and content the same?
> I do get that the column headers are supposed to guide the process of
> uploading to the radio,
> so the *order* of columns can be different. But why not make them the
> same, anyhow?
>
> May be a BaoFeng problem: When I try to manually enter info directly into
> the clone report, I
> can enter Name and Frequency, but clicking on other columns just makes the
> entire row (such
> as, the row for memory location 22) go away; seems to erase the row. I
> haven't figured out how
> to recover it, but since I haven't uploaded anything, I can of course
> download a new image.
> Suggestions about how to make direct entry into the downloaded, "cloned"
> report?
>
> =-=
>
> Thanks. I've done my best to provide enough context, but if you want any
> more info,
> just ask.
>
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